A Great run!

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The Great North Run is a really great run,

Perhaps the best of all the fun runs.

It’s in the best place it could be in,

And it ends in the place it should end in.

It motivates people into more than they are,

Not happy being earthbound they reach for the stars.

Asking for support from their family and friends,

Then running a half marathon to the very end.

It effects the nation – north, south, east and west,

The challenge irresistible; the reward, the best.

Some run for money for their favourite charities,

Some run for pleasure, others just to please.

For some it’s a challenge that must be met,

Can’t leave it to others or they’ll always regret.

Running along with 50,000 friends,

Enjoying fun running from beginning to end.

Albert Armstrong,

Percy Street,

Hartlepool.